Postmedia newspapers innovate with iPad editions


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Ten of Canada’s major newspapers have broken new ground in the digital world, launching innovative apps for the Apple iPad.

Some of the features announced Tuesday have never been seen before in a newspaper application, said Steve Buors, Postmedia Network‘s vice-president of digital media strategy and operations.

But Buors, who led the project, is also quick to point out that the papers — metro dailies with the Postmedia chain — aren’t forgetting their roots.

“The look and feel is very much like a newspaper — it’s comfortable,” he said, showing how each app uses the same typeface as its paper’s print edition. “But it integrates a lot of the best things about the web, like photo galleries and social interaction.”

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